My First Exchange 2013 RTM Installation

Friday, October 26, 2012

I just finished my first Exchange 2013 RTM Installation. I attached a few screenshots from the installationprocess so you can obtain a first look on Exchange 2013 RTM Installation.Note: The Exchange 2013 was installed on Windows 2012 Datacenter. Step 1: Exchange 2013 Prerequisites - Automatic Installation         Step 2: Exchange 2013 Additional Prerequisites – Manual InstallationMicrosoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bi Installation. Download source: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=260990. Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs - Version 2.0 Installation. Download source: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=191548. Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs - Version 2.0 - Service Pack 1 Installation. Download source: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=262358.  Step 3: Continue the installation processNote: A reboot is...

“Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message: Access is denied” error message may appear during initialization of Exchange 2010 Management Tools

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A common issue for Exchange 2010 Administrators (even with Exchange 2010 SP2 RU1) is to get some mysteries error messages during initialization of Exchange 2010 Management Tools. Microsoft released a few troubleshooting guides that cover the common solutions for this issue: Troubleshooting the Exchange Management Shell Troubleshooting Exchange 2010 Management Tools startup issues Even More Exchange 2010 Management Tools Fun However, one of the undocumented solutions is to reboot all the domain controllers and then reboot the Exchange server. Specially this solution may help you to resolve Kerberos error messages that may appear during initialization of Exchange 2010 Management...

How to find out the free space size in Exchange 2010 database before defrag

Monday, March 12, 2012

One of the newest Exchange 2010 feather is the “Online Defrag” mechanism. However, the “Online Defrag” mechanism doesn’t reduce the overall Exchange 2010 database size (its just markup the free space with “0”). To find out if offline defrag may be needed, you can use the following PowerShell command: “Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | ft name,databasesize,availablenewmailboxspace –auto”

How to find the last Exchange 2010 database backup time

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

To find the last Exchange 2010 database backup time of all the Exchange databases in the organization, please use the following PowerShell (Exchange Management Shell) command: Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | select LastFullBackup Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | select LastDiffBackup Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | select LastIncBackup   To find the last Exchange 2010 database backup time of specific Exchange database, please use the following PowerShell (Exchange Management Shell) command: Get-MailboxDatabase   DatabaseName -Status | select LastFullBackup Get-MailboxDatabase   DatabaseName -Status | select LastDiffBackup Get-MailboxDatabase   DatabaseName -Status | select LastIncBackup